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“A rare jewel.”

Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
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US$12.50*
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Medieval Museum and Bishop's Palace: Combined...
Ranked #3 of 59 things to do in Waterford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The magnificent curved facade of the warm butter-coloured stone building draws in the visitor. The eye-catching giant sculpture on the gable was inspired by a tiny 13th century belt mount found in Waterford. It is Ireland’s only purpose-built medieval museum and the only building on the island to incorporate two medieval chambers, the 13th century Choristers’ Hall and the 15th century Mayor’s Wine Vault. Don't miss the stunning Heavens' Embroidered Cloths, Waterford's cloth-of-gold 15th century vestments, the only piece of clothing from King Henry VIII's reign to survive in the world - the 'Cap of Maintenance' and the Great Charter Roll from 1373, containing the earliest contemporary portrait of a medieval English king (Edward III) shown to Queen Elizabeth on her 2011 state visit to Ireland. These and many more unique artefacts await you on your guided tour of the award wining Medieval Museum.
Reviewed 6 July 2014

The Waterford Museum of Treasures is a ‘must see’ for anyone visiting Waterford. The grouping in one area of the Bishop’s Palace, Christ Church Cathedral, the Medieval Museum and the Theatre Royal is a stroke of brilliance. At the Medieval Museum the guided tour, featuring the amazing history of the city of Waterford, is told vividly and enthusiastically. But a ‘must-do’ is the fine Georgian Bishop’s Palace and we urge everyone to meet Mrs Rickards herself and hear her story. At the Palace there is also a fascinating display of events that took place during the 20th century with a sprinkling of entertainment history that includes the Hucklebuck Hero’s white shoes.

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L C, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Mary and Thomas, thank you so very much for doing a 'selling' job on the Waterford Treasures - Three Museums in the Viking Triangle, with your positive feedback which we very much appreciate. I shall pass on your comments to the team in the museums and especially Mrs Rickards, she will be delighted that you took the time to mention her in your review. We hope to see you again in the near future, thank you.

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Very interesting tour my daughter aged 9 loved it you get a video and ear piece to listen as you go along which was handy. The staff were very friendly and we enjoyed our visit

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L C, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Hi Louise

Many thanks for your kind comments and I will certainly pass them onto the team here in the Medieval Museum. We are delighted that your daughter enjoyed using the audio guide with video to help enhance the experience that is the Medieval Museum, we hope to see you again in the near future!

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

I really enjoyed here, immersed into the cultural city of waterford. The tour is worth the 7euro. Excellent way to pass the day away

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L C, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Hi Jo, thank you kindly for reviewing the Medieval Museum. It is certainly a fantastic way of passing the day away in our beautiful city. By taking the re-enactor guided tour of the museum and then wandering through it afterwards gives you a deep understanding of our interesting past.

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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Amazing collection of medieval treasures and artifacts. Either take a guided tour or the self guided one. Beautiful finds and interesting presentations.

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L C, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Vermonterk, yes! we have some amazing artefacts here at the Medieval Museum and its a fantastic place to visit and spend time in. Thank you for your very kind remarks!

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Reviewed 25 June 2014

There is nothing here to dislike. The design of the brand new building, the interior spaces, the magnificent displays, all bring you back to the Waterford of centuries ago. It houses amazing artefacts and the museum staff weave a wonderful picture of the city's illustrious history. If you are in Waterford at any time, don't miss the opportunity to check it out.

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L C, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Thank you Michael for taking the time to give the Medieval Museum such fantastic comments. The team at the Medieval Museum do a wonderful job and your comments are testament to that.

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